Complete genome sequence of mahella australiensis type strain (50-1 BON T)

Johannes Sikorski, Hazuki Teshima, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Marcel Huntemann, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Galina Ovchinikova, Amrita Pati, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanMiriam Land, Loren Hauser, Olivier D. Ngatchou-Djao, Manfred Rohde, Rüdiger Pukall, Stefan Spring, Birte Abt, Markus Göker, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Jonathan A Eisen, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus

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Mahella australiensis Bonilla Salinas et al. 2004 is the type species of the genus Mahella, which belongs to the family Thermoanaerobacteraceae. The species is of interest because it differs from other known anaerobic spore-forming bacteria in its G+C content, and in certain phenotypic traits, such as carbon source utilization and relationship to temperature. Moreover, it has been discussed that this species might be an indigenous member of petroleum and oil reservoirs. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Mahella and the ninth completed type strain genome sequence from the family Thermoanaerobacte-raceae. The 3,135,972 bp long genome with its 2,974 protein-coding and 59 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-341
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemoorganotrophic
  • GEBA
  • Gram-positive
  • Moderately thermophilic
  • Motile
  • Spore-forming
  • Strictly anaerobic
  • Thermoanaerobacteraceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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